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A new book explains why people object to new housing in their neighborhoods, and whether these "neighborhood defenders" are representative of the public as a whole.
Michael Lewyn
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6 days ago

President Trump took to Twitter today to celebrate his administration's decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, approved by the Obama administration to strengthen the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

James Brasuell
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6 days ago
When a great political leader dies, the usual stories told about him or her focus on accomplishments that moved the nation. I’ve been touched by the extent of memories about John Lewis that are coming from constituents, neighbors, and strangers.
Bruce Stiftel
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July 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
The development and planning team behind Middlebrook Farm in Iowa explains how the master-planned community balances productive farmland with new community development.
Jim  MacRae and Steve  Bruere
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July 28, 2020, 11am PDT
New Zealand’s new national urban development policy prohibits parking minimums and increases allowable building heights near transit stations. This is a watershed moment for the country’s cities and towns.
Todd Litman
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July 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
The geography for the coronavirus has changed, but most of the debate about the future of cities continues along many of the same lines as in the early months of the pandemic.
James Brasuell
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July 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Nolan Gray of George Mason University and Adam A. Millsap of the Charles Koch Institute write about a recent article they authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
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July 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New urbanism.
James Brasuell
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July 20, 2020, 6am PDT
Examining models of progress toward restrictions on the use and storage of automobiles from urban areas around the world.
Joan Fitzgerald
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July 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The 10th anniversary of "Cities for People" offers the occasion for this interview with Jan Gehl, who has devoted a 60-year career to ideas about humanistic city planning—ideas of increasing relevance in 2020.
Jan Gehl
Feature
July 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Villages is one of the strangest, and most significant, planning and development stories in recent memory—with surprisingly regular relevance in the media and numerous intersections to politics and culture.
James Brasuell
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July 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
During the last 120 years, our mobility increased by an order of magnitude, but so did associated costs. Are we better off? Could we do better?
Todd Litman
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July 6, 2020, 8am PDT
How will COVID-19 and its economic consequences affect housing supply?
Michael Lewyn
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July 2, 2020, 5am PDT
U.S. public transit agencies have been reacting to news and developments on the fly, as sudden declines in ridership, loss of revenue, waves of protest, and an uncertain long-term prognosis continues to disrupt day-to-day operations.
James Brasuell
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July 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Developing anti-racist approaches to urban planning requires looking elsewhere—to other geographies and histories—for alternative urban imaginaries and practices.
Dean Saitta
Feature
June 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As the pandemic has made clear, a healthy, prosperous future will depend on the development of the kinds of density that encourage strong social infrastructure.
Jordan Sand
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June 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Do protests and riots inevitably lead to crime waves and flight to suburbia? Not always.
Michael Lewyn
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June 18, 2020, 5am PDT
Sheryl-Ann Simpson from Carleton University, Justin Steil from MIT, and Aditi Mehta from the University of Toronto write about a recent article they co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
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June 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
The right data will be critical in crafting effective responses to the threats posed by the coronavirus.
Kayla Matthews
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June 12, 2020, 6am PDT
Public transit is critical for efficient and equitable transportation, but it is currently under threat due to fears of COVID-19 contagion. Now, more than ever, planners must communicate transit benefits and respond to inaccurate criticisms.
Todd Litman
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June 10, 2020, 8am PDT

The third installment of an ongoing, curated list of a particularly contemporary genre of urbanism punditry.

James Brasuell